Drag racer John Force driven by Dunkin Donuts

October 1, 2009
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

National Hot Rod Association team owner and driver John Force is jazzed about the growth in Brownsburg. He was one of the first drag racers to build a mammoth shop there, and now he is thinking of building an expanded museum and even a hotel there to accommodate other NHRA teams.

“All my employees are moving there, everybody wants to be there,” Force told me during a recent interview. Force likes central Indiana so much, he thinks the NHRA should move its headquarters here from Glendora, Calif., near where the sport was founded in the early 1960s.

“Right now the Brownsburg area is just growing so much … it has everything me and my team need,” Force said.

Force said among those things that Brownsburg offers is an ample motorsports work force and numerous racing parts suppliers, a growing set of race support businesses and politicians eager to give race teams tax breaks to relocate and expand.

But that may not be the best of it for Force.

“My favorite thing is they now have a Dunkin Donuts,” Force said. “Now that’s something I can really get excited about. That’s where I get all my energy.”

Force likes Dunkin Donuts so much, he is lobbying to get one in Yorba Linda, Calif., where he also has a shop.

“I visit the Dunkin Donuts every single morning when I’m in Indiana, and I can’t get my fix in California,” Force said.

In case you are wondering, Force doesn’t have a sponsorship deal with DD. But maybe he should. I can hear the tag line now: “Force’s drag cars run on high-octane fuel … and so does he. Force runs on Dunkin.”

ADVERTISEMENT
  • Anthony, you may have a future in advertising!

    In all seriousness, the NHRA move to Brownsburg would be great for the city.
  • John Force is one of the most well-respected people in NHRA. If he says the NHRA HQ should move to Brownsburg, I think it just could happen.
  • What's good for Brownsburg is good for central Indiana. It would be great if this happened.
  • Force is expanding and likes donuts? That means he is starting a four car irl team with Dunkin Donuts as the sponsor. You heard it here first.

    Signed,

    Mindyman

Post a comment to this blog

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

ADVERTISEMENT